11 Feb 2019

Bodies, Botanicals & Bindings: Reimagining Rare Books

A selection of rare books dating back to the early 16th century has gone on display at the University of Dundee, alongside work by artists, designers and writers inspired by them. Exhibits at ‘Bodies, Botanicals & Bindings: Reimagining Rare Books’ in the Lamb Gallery, Tower Building, include jewellery, etchings, drawings, textiles and ceramics as well as a range of anatomical, medical, literary and religious texts held by the University Archives' rare book collections. The exhibition draws on the collections to explore both the history and materiality of rare books and the creativity they c...

Bodies, Botanicals & Bindings: Reimagining Rare Books

11 Feb 2019

Dundee's young women to become medicine makers

The University of Dundee will help to inspire the next generation of female scientists when it welcomes around 80 local youngsters to campus tonight. Members of Girlguiding Dundee will have the opportunity to earn a unique badge on an educational visit to the University’s School of Life Sciences. The ‘Medicine Maker’ insignia will be awarded to Rainbows, Brownies and Guides when they work with University scientists to learn about bacteria, disease and the role of women scientists to mark UNESCO’s International Day of Women and Girls in Science. The badge and activity pack have been ...

Dundee's young women to become medicine makers

10 Feb 2019

Brexit not an obstacle to environmental planning, study suggests

Brexit could offer greater flexibility for environmental planners in the UK, with Scotland potentially poised to benefit most, according to a recent study. The report, commissioned by the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) and conducted by academics across the UK including researchers at the University of Dundee, suggests that Brexit could provide a great opportunity for flexibility for planners in the future. The study suggests that while environmental planners in the UK want to see the rigour, ambition and clarity of European Union (EU) governance re-created in the UK after Brexit, it also argues that ...

Brexit not an obstacle to environmental planning, study suggests

8 Feb 2019

Satellite images show Storm Erik isn’t idle

Images captured by the University of Dundee Satellite Receiving Station this afternoon show the full size of Storm Erik, which has already hit the UK. The two images (captured by the Terra-MODIS satellite at 12:05 GMT on 08/02/19) demonstrate how the UK, and Scotland in particular, could be in for a rocky end to the week as it is almost dwarfed by the oncoming Erik....

Satellite images show Storm Erik isn’t idle

7 Feb 2019

Students snow-off their skills in China

Four engineering students from the University of Dundee faced -15°C temperatures and teams from across the world when they took part in the 11th International Snow Sculpture Competition in Harbin, China. The team, consisting of PhD students Azin Lamei and Shuijin Li, Masters student Thomas Riccio and Undergraduate student IevaBočkutė, had just three days to chisel a 27 cubic-metre snow cube with hand tools into a standout sculpture. The four civil engineering students, who took on professional sculptors as well as the elements in the contest, said that they would love to do it all again. Ieva Bo...

Students snow-off their skills in China